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a mini muffin tin fulled with wonton wrapper cups and topped with shrimp

Shrimp Taco Bites

Scrumptious bite-size shrimp taco bites are made simply with Mexican seasonings, a crunchy shell, and a creamy lime drizzle. The best mini appetizers usually pack the biggest flavor punch!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 43kcal


For the Shells

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Shrimp

  • 24 small or medium raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

For the Lime Sauce

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest or juice
  • Optional garnishes
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Salsa Shredded Mexican Cheese
  • Guacamole


For the Shells

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Brush both sides of each wonton wrapper lightly with olive oil placing them in a mini muffin tin and pressing them into the bottom of the tin to create a cup.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Cool for about 10 minutes.

For the Shrimp

  • Combine the shrimp, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, and cumin together in a medium bowl.
  • Stir until the shrimp are all coated with seasonings.
  • Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add one tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and heat the oil for one minute.
  • Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they have turned light pink and slightly firm to the touch.
  • Remove from the skillet and set aside.

For the Lime Sauce

  • In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients and stir well to combine.

To Make the Bites

  • Place a small amount of any desired optional garnishes to the bottom of each shell, ie lettuce, cheese, guacamole
  • Next, place a shrimp on top of the garnishes with a shrimp
  • Drizzle of small amount of lime sauce.


These bites do not store great since the wonton have a tendency to get soft from the sauces and garnishes.
Nutritional information does not include optional garnishes.


Serving: 1bite | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg